WVC President Dr. Dennis McCurnin honors Dr. Bruce Wren at the 2013 WVC in Las Vegas.
WVC President Dr. Dennis McCurnin honors Dr. Bruce Wren at the 2013 WVC in Las Vegas.

Sunday the Dr. Jack Walther 85th Annual Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) honored three of its long-term supporters at its opening session.

WVC President Dennis McCurnin, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, congratulated Jack Walther, DVM, Elko, Nev., for whom the conference is named. The program dedication is the highest honor WVC awards and is given to a truly outstanding individual for distinguished and exemplary service over many years.

Walther, a former American Veterinary Medical Association president, is responsible for overseeing and organizing all professional continuing education for the WVC. 

Two veterinarians were honored with the WVC Distinguished Service Award which honors past or present members of the WVC Board of Directors for exceptional service over time, unselfish dedication to veterinary education and advancement of veterinary knowledge, and significant contributions to the Conference, United States and global veterinary medicine.

W. Bruce Wren, DVM, PhD, Overland Park, Kan., has been involved with the conference for decades and for many years served as the food animal, equine and exotics program chair, in addition to serving on the Food Animal Incentive Award Committee.  

WVC Immediate Past President James Creed, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, Columbia, Mo., also received the Distinguished Service Award. Creed is professor emeritus of veterinary medicine at the University of Missouri and Colorado State University. For WVC Creed has monitored the surgery section of the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates Clinical Proficiency Exam.

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